Typical African woman

Precious Ramotswe is the main character in the book No.1 ladies detective agency. Mma Ramotswe had been living with her father who had built up a good-sized herd of cattle for Precious. He wants Precious to sell the herd and buy a store. Mma Ramotswe does and starts a detective agency, the only one in Botswana.

Precious Ramotswe is born in Botswana, Africa and she had been living there all her life. She is normal African woman so she’s a bit chubby, but African men appreciate that in woman so it’s not a problem there. Mma Ramotswe is wise, patient and intelligent. She tries to be gentle and fair for everyone so she has a good personality. Precious just seems that kind of person that almost everyone should get along with. With these facts I think she will be running her detective agency for a long time.

When it comes to her job as a private detective her actions are very wise. She solves her clients’ problems intelligently and patiently. However, when she was young she married a jazz musician called Note Mokoti which was a big mistake. Marrying Note Mokoti was an unwise decision but I think she learned from it and didn’t do that kind of mistake twice.

I think Mma Ramotswes motivation is her death father. Maybe Precious started a detective agency because she wanted to help other people when she couldn’t do that to her dying father. Other thing I noticed is that she clearly emphasizes the thing that she is the N.1 lady detective in Botswana. This probably tells us that she wants to be the number one in something. She loves to drive her dated tiny white van. This tells that she is pleased what she has and doesn’t need a brand new supervan. On the basis of the book Precious Ramotswe has a great personality and she is a colorful character.

Challenging words:

  1. porcupine = piikkisika
  2. rambling = sokkeloinen
  3. implications = vaikutukset
  4. mournfully = murheellisesti
  5. commemoration = muistojuhla
  6. obliging = velvoittaa
  7. corridor = käytävä
  8. cling = takertua
  9. tenaciously = sitkeästi
  10. contentendly = tyytväisenä



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mikko Karjula
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:52:46

    Well, I did get some kind of a picture on how’s the person like, and that’s the mission on a character analyzis, so good job. It was wise to tell properly about the motives behind her actions, that really lights up my view of her personality. You analyzed her well and you were able to read between the lines.

    Maybe there could have been something about her human relationships, like does she have friends or close relatives. I would also have liked to know that does she get somewhere with her life, like does she grow mentaly or what is she like at the end of the book.

    This is a comprehensive review and you certainly have done this thoughtfully. It has a few mispellings and if you had done it a little more carefully i think it would have been spotless.

    Nice work.


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